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How to Turn a Woven Basket into a Planter

May 22, 2024
Angled photo of hanging woven basket on garden fence filled with red, white, and blue flowers.

This easy upcycle project will show you how to turn a woven basket into a gorgeous summer planter filled with flowers in a red, white, and blue color scheme. This post may contain affiliate links.  Making a purchase through one of these links helps support this blog. Is there anything more “summertime” in the US than lemonade, apple pie a la mode, and red, white, and blue?  When I decided to turn this basket into a planter, I knew I…

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Terracotta Fairy House Bee Bath

May 8, 2024
Terracotta Fairy House Bee Bath placed outside in rocky patch with raspberry branches in background.

Create a whimsical fairy house inspired bee bath out of a terracotta pot and saucer, miniatures, and paint. This adorable bath will keep bees happy all summer long! This post may contain affiliate links.  Making a purchase through one of these links helps support this blog. Our backyard is turning into a magical place.  Along with our vegetable garden extension, we’ve let our wild raspberry and blackberry bushes grow like crazy underneath our deck. We’ve planted a combination of sunflowers…

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How to Grow a Moon Garden

April 10, 2024
White plumeria flowers shine beneath the moonlight.

Learn how to grow a gorgeous moon garden with evening bloomers, fragrant flowers, and other plants that glow underneath the moonlight. This post may contain affiliate links.  Making a purchase through one of these links helps support this blog. Every year, I try to add a few new flowers to our garden.  Last year, it was pollinator plants.  Another year, I added a bunch of black flowers.  This year, I’m creating a moon garden in one section of our yard. …

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How to Prep Your Garden for Spring

February 21, 2024
Photo of ceramic glazed pot filled with orange and white zinnias. Zinnias sit alongside herb planter with wild bleeding hearts, barrel planter, and yellow flowers in background.

Are you getting the itch to garden? Before you get your hands in the dirt, prep your garden for spring planting first. These tips will help you get started! This post may contain affiliate links.  Making a purchase through one of these links helps support this blog. My husband and I totally have the garden itch right now!  But we’re in zone 7a, so we still have some cold weather to get through before we can start planting.  While we…

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Planting Lowbush Blueberries in Our Garden

September 8, 2023
Lowbush blueberry plant in garden. Pollinator plants in background and painted rock in front of blueberries.

Let’s talk about native plants and planting lowbush blueberries from Plant Addicts in our garden. This edible plant is great for pollinators and blueberry lovers! Thank you to Plant Addicts for gifting me with a Lowbush Blueberry plant in exchange for this post.  All opinions are 100% my own.  For the past year or so, I’ve been not-so-subtly hinting that we should extend our garden.  While our small fenced in garden has served us well over the past decade, there…

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Botanical Herb Fragrance Diffuser

August 24, 2023
Botanical Herb Fragrance Diffuser in center of photo with fresh lavender sprigs and tiny white flower stems around it. A bottle of lavender essential oil sits in the background.

Use garden herbs and flowers, essential oil, water, and rubbing alcohol to create this Botanical Herb Fragrance Diffuser. It’s a natural – and pretty – way to fill your home with calming scents. This post may contain affiliate links.  Making a purchase through one of these links helps support this blog. Years ago, my cousin gave me a really pretty, herb filled fragrance bottle from one of her trips to Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  It was basically a diffuser without the reeds…

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